October 19, 2021

8 Killed in Memorial Day Travel Period Crashes

(Atlanta, GA) — Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period resulted in 8 traffic deaths.

The 78-hour holiday period began Fri., May 25, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 474 traffic crashes that resulted in 268 injuries.

Troopers also investigated four fatal crashes. The fatal crashes occurred in Fulton, Wayne, and Chatam counties.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Cherokee Co. S/O, Cobb Co. PD, Columbus PD, and Thomaston PD.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 300 people for driving under the influence.

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